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Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Edited by Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh

Forman Christian College

Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy is an analytical technique used for the qualitative and quantitative determination of the elements present in different samples like food, nanomaterials, biomaterials, forensics, and industrial wastes. The main aim of this book is to cover all major topics which are required to equip scholars with the recent advancement in this field. The book is divided into 12 chapters with an emphasis on specific topics. The first two chapters introduce the reader to the subject, it's history, basic principles, instrumentation and sample preparation. Chapter 3 deals with the elemental profiling, functions, biochemistry and potential toxicity of metals, along with comparative techniques. Chapter 4 discusses the importance of sample preparation techniques with the focus on microextraction techniques. Keeping in view the importance of nanomaterials and refractory materials, chapters 5 and 6 highlight the ways to characterize these materials by using AAS. The interference effects between elements are explained in chapter 7. The characterizations of metals in food and biological samples have been given in chapters 8-11. Chapter 12 examines carbon capture and mineral storage with the analysis of metal contents.

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Atomic Absorption SpectroscopyEdited by Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1090

ISBN: 978-953-307-817-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4933-0

Copyright year: 2012

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137307 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

51 Web of Science Citations

59 Dimensions Citations


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1. Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS)

By R. García and A. P. Báez


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2. State-of-the-Art and Trends in Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

By Hélcio José Izário Filho, Rodrigo Fernando dos Santos Salazar, Maria da Rosa Capri, Ângelo Capri Neto, Marco Aurélio Kondracki de Alcântara and André Luís de Castro Peixoto


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3. Elemental Profiling: Its Role and Regulations

By Ajai Prakash Gupta and Suphla Gupta


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4. Microextraction Techniques as a Sample Preparation Step for Metal Analysis

By Pourya Biparva and Amir Abbas Matin


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5. Application of Atomic Absorption for Determination of Metal Nanoparticles in Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites

By Roozbeh Javad Kalbasi and Neda Mosaddegh


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6. Flame Spectrometry in Analysis of Refractory Oxide Single Crystals

By T.V. Sheina and K.N. Belikov


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7. Interference Effects of Excess Ca, Ba and Sr on Mg Absorbance During Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry: Characterization in Terms of a Simplified Collisional Rate Model

By Mark F. Zaranyika, Albert T. Chirenje and Courtie Mahamadi


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8. Nutritional Metals in Foods by AAS

By Mary Millikan


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9. Comparative Assessment of the Mineral Content of a Latin American Raw Sausage Made by Traditional or Non-Traditional Processes

By Roberto González-Tenorio, Ana Fernández-Diez, Irma Caro and Javier Mateo


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10. Analysis of High Solid Content in Biological Samples by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

By Lué-Merú Marcó Parra


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11. Mineral Content and Physicochemical Properties in Female Rats Bone During Growing Stage

By Margarita Hernández-Urbiola, Astrid L. Giraldo-Betancur, Daniel Jimenez-Mendoza, Esther Pérez-Torrero, Isela Rojas–Molina, María de los Angeles Aguilera-Barreiro, Carolina Muñoz-Torres and Mario E. Rodríguez-García


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12. Activation of Bentonite and Talc by Acetic Acid as a Carbonation Feedstock for Mineral Storage of CO2

By Petr Ptáček, Magdaléna Nosková, František Šoukal, Tomáš Opravil, Jaromír Havlica and Jiří Brandštetr


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